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Ashley N. Trotto

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Ashley N. Trotto, Associate at Kennerly Montgomery

Phone: (865) 546-7311
Fax: (865) 524-1773


ASHLEY N. TROTTO focuses her practice on Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance, including employer reporting, employer mandate requirements, employer shared responsibility payment assessment, and other employer health and welfare plan issues. 

As part of the Firm's pension and employee benefits group, Ashley assists private, governmental, and nonprofit clients in the design, implementation, and maintenance of their employee benefit plans and also helps those clients navigate the complicated landscape of the FLSA, HIPAA, COBRA, FMLA, ADA, and other employment- related legislation. 

In addition to her work with the pension and employee benefits practice group, Ashley is the energy behind "Christenberry Kids," the Firm's kindergarten book project. 

Ashley graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2013. Prior to attending law school, Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in 2009 from the University of Tennessee where she majored in psychology. Ashley serves on the Board of Directors for the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization established to introduce and promote programs to improve animal welfare in Blount County, Tennessee and the surrounding areas of the Great Smoky Mountains. She is also a member of the East Tennessee Benefits and Compensation Association, and serves on the Hunger and Poverty Relief Committee of the Knoxville Bar Association and the Health and Basic Needs Investment Committee for the United Way of Greater Knoxville. 

Areas of Practice
    ERISA Law
    Pension Plans
    Employee Benefits
    Affordable Care Act
    Employment Law
      University of Tennessee - J.D., cum laude, 2013
      University of Tennessee - B.S., summa cum laude, 2009
      Bar Admissions
        Tennessee – 2013
            Knoxville Bar Association
            Tennessee Bar Association
            American Bar Association 
            East Tennessee Compensation and Benefits Association


            Named by City View Magazine as one of Knoxville’s Top Attorneys for 2017 in the area of Employee Benefits/ERISA - Defense


            Healthcare Reform: Where Are We Now?, DICTA, May 2017

            The ACA: What's New?, The Consigliere, Spring 2016

            The Affordable Care Act's Look-Back Measurement: Do You Know Who Your Full-Time Employees Are?, Primerus Spring 2015

            Annual chapter editor/contributing author of the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Law Cumulative Supplement

            Obamacare's Individual Mandate: The Fine Print, DICTA, March 2014

            Health Plan Identifiers: Are Your Clients Prepared for Implementation, The Consigliere, Fall/Winter 2014

            Speaking Engagements

            Tennessee School Boards Association presentation Application of the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate to Tennessee Schools, March 18, 2016.

            Knoxville Bar Association presentation Keeping Up with Healthcare Reform, April 2015.

            Tennessee Bar Association webinar Employer Mandate 101: Affordable Care Act, March 2015.

            Knoxville Bar Association presentation Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Employers, June 2014.

            National Thompson Reuters sponsored webinar The Nuts and Bolts of Obamacare: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know, January 2014.

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